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Duration

1 year

Tuition

$2,708

  Hamilton

Sep 6-Aug 25

Commitment

Full-Time

Delivery

Classroom

Credential

Certificate

Year Founded

1966

Scholarships

no

Develop foundational skills, and learn best practices essential to the gas and oil heating industry. Gain hands-on experience building, wiring, and troubleshooting gas and oil-fired equipment. The first semester prepares participants for provincial testing by the TSSA for Oil Burner Technician 3 (OBT 3) and Gas Technician 3 (G3) certification. Upon successful certification, participants are eligible to write the Oil Burner Technician 2 (OBT 2) and Gas Technician 2 (G2) examinations in second semester.

What You’ll Learn

  • Apply safety measures in plant, job site, and vehicle.
  • Use fasteners, hand, and power tools, and electrical measuring and test instruments.
  • Explain the properties and characteristics of natural gas and propane to promote safe handling, combustion, and appliance efficiency.
  • Interpret installation codes, acts, and regulations to ensure personal and public safety.
  • Outline basic electrical theory and supply wiring.
  • Interpret technical manuals, specifications, schematics, drawings, and graphs.
  • Apply customer relation skills.
  • Install basic piping and tubing systems.
  • Identify basic gas appliances and venting procedures.
  • Install, service and maintain piping/tubing systems greater than 2″ and/or supply pressure greater than ½” psig.
  • Install, service and maintain mechanical and electronic controls on gas appliances less than 400,000 BTUs.
  • Explain the relationship of mechanical system within a building envelope.
  • Install, service and maintain domestic and non-vented appliances.
  • Install/remove gas meters.
  • Install, service and maintain pressure regulators and relief valves.
  • Install, service and maintain domestic gas-fired refrigerators.
  • Install, service and maintain conversion burners.
  • Install, service and maintain water heaters, combo units, and potable water heaters.
  • Install, service and maintain warm air heating systems.
  • Install, service and maintain gas fired hydronic heating appliances and accessories which form an integral part of the appliance.
  • Install, service and maintain decorative and space-heating appliances.
  • Size, install, inspect and repair venting systems.
  • Install, service and maintain forced air add-on devices.
  • Assess duct design, size plenum connection, and tie into an existing duct system.
  • Select an appropriately sized forced warm air heating system.

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Student Reviews (1)

Mohawk College

Great profs, but online delivery needs serious work

Anonymous

December 4, 2020

Graduated From

Computer Systems Technology - Software Development

Overall:

3 out of 5

Instructors:

5 stars

Curriculum:

5 stars

Job Assistance:

4 stars

The program and faculty are great, but virtual delivery was a nightmare. MyCanvas took a long time to figure out and not all professors even use it! I was given a timetable but I didn't know if class was going to be live/online or if I would be gettin...

The program and faculty are great, but virtual delivery was a nightmare. MyCanvas took a long time to figure out and not all professors even use it! I was given a timetable but I didn't know if class was going to be live/online or if I would be getting pre-recorded lectures ahead of time. I know from last year's experience that this is normally an excellent program. I just wish Mohawk would figure out online learning because it's negatively affecting the overall learning experience. If you're a Mohawk student struggling with the online experience, please email the dean in charge of academic quality to have your voice heard: [email protected]

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